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Sisters Promote Genetic Testing for Families with Cancer History

Updated: 10/04/2011 - Most cancers occur by chance, however, in some families there are more occurrences of cancer than by chance alone. Sisters, Lynn Cole and Terry Brewer have been directly affected and are now educating the community about the importance of genetic testing.

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Technology Helps Diagnose, Treat and Cure Cancer

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Updated: 07/07/2011 - When it comes to detecting and diagnosing cancer, technology is constantly improving. Many times a cancer diagnosis is confirmed through advanced imaging technology. These techniques are also used to help guide physicians in devising strategic plans to attack the cancer.

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Heart Disease Ranks Number One Cause of Death for Men and Women

Updated: 02/04/2011 - Heart disease is the number one cause of death of men and women in the United States. Promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle can decrease your chances of heart disease which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in saving your life.

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Local Support is Available to Those Living with Cancer

Updated: 12/06/2010 - Hearing the news that you or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer is never easy. However, one local hospital is making an effort to help those diagnosed live a longer and more fulfilling life despite their diagnosis.

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Free Breast Cancer Awareness Program Helps to Fight Cancer

Updated: 10/12/2010 - The Southeast Alabama Medical Center and WTVY have teamed up to fight cancer with a free cancer education and awareness program. Buddy Check 4 is free, easy to sign up and it could save your life or the life of someone you love.

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FDA Delays Decision on Breast Cancer Drug Avastin

Posted: 09/17/2010 - Drugmaker Roche says U.S. health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to expand approval of its drug Avastin for breast cancer, a use that has generated vigorous debate among cancer specialists and patients.

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New Melanoma Treatment

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Patients in the final stage of the disease have few options but a new drug is offering hope and more time.

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Prostate Cancer Screenings Could Save Your Life

Posted: 08/04/2010 - Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer other than skin cancer in men in the United States. Early Detection is key to saving your life or the life of someone you know.

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Cervical Cancer Detection Tool

Posted: 07/23/2010 - Doctors say a new tool could boost the cure rate for the nearly half a million women diagnosed with cervical cancer every year.

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Program Helps Women with Cancer Screenings

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Medical bills can be a burden but they are especially draining for those who don't have any health insurance. Thanks to a grant from the Center for Disease Control, the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is saving some women's lives.

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Larry the Whale Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Southern California surfer Jodi Nelson had an admirable goal in mind when she decided to standup-paddle nearly 40 miles from Santa Catalina Island to Dana Point.

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